TORONTO, Ontario, November 16. VICTOR Davis, the gold medalist in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, will be remembered in March when CBC television in Canada runs Victor: The Victor Davis Story. The movie will cover the life of Davis, who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in 1989.
A four-time Olympic medalist, Davis will be played by Mark Lutz, a former age-group standout who has gone on to pick up television credits in shows such as Angel, ER and Friends. According to an article in The Gazette, Lutz did five years of research for his role as Davis. Lutz also adhered to a workout regimen that put him in the best shape of his life.
At a cost of $4 million, the movie will emphasize Davis' exploits from 1982-84, the strongest point of his career, and will also look at the final days of his life. The story will not only look at Davis' accomplishments in the pool, it will focus on his intensity, which included an outrage at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. There, Davis flipped a deck chair after his relay team was disqualified.